Mini Review: Dark Dawn by Jay Kristoff

“I am the War you cannot win..”

“The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic.
Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic.
But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time.
Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die?”

I just I have no words! I have waited so long for this book and I managed to get it earlier than anticipated but yet I couldn’t bring myself to read it until launch week. Even then it took me a week to read because I needed to take my time. I didn’t want to blitz through and devour it whole, I wanted to take small bites and savour each one, swallow it slowly. I wanted to take in every word, roll it around my tongue and remember it.

So I did and it was delicious and devastating, absolutely heartbreaking. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. Dark Dawn took my heart and tore it out of my chest before shoving it back in and crushing my soul. It left me in a puddle of black tears unaware of how to process this journey and trying to come to terms with the fact that the series is now over.. in those three letters FIN..

Finishing this book was bittersweet, after wanting Dark Dawn so badly now it’s all over. We all know how it ends but still nothing will prepare you for all of the feels.

I had an ARC of Dark Dawn that I won at WorldCon but my preordered Kindle copy also arrived and I am waiting on my Goldsboro signed first edition to arrive!

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